Deadline Of Filing ITRs Not Extended
The Income Tax department dismissed social media reports which claimed that the government has extended the due date for filing of income tax returns by a month and advised taxpayers to complete the process by the set deadline of Aug. 31.
The Income Tax department announced the same on its official Twitter handle.
The clarification came after a fake order dated Aug. 29 started doing the rounds on various social media platforms, including Twitter and WhatsApp groups, claiming that the government has extended the due date for filing income tax returns for individuals (financial year 2018-19) by a month till Sept. 30.
The income tax department also put up a photo of the fake order on its Twitter handle and put a red cancellation cross across it making clear that the contents are not genuine. On July 23, the government had extended the due date for filing income tax returns by individuals for financial year 2018-19 by a month till Aug. 31.
The earlier deadline was July 31.
Individuals, including salaried taxpayers, and entities- who do not need to get their accounts audited - are required to file their ITRs for fiscal 2018-19 (assessment year 2019-20) by Saturday, Aug. 31.